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The road out : a teacher's odyssey in poor America

Author: Deborah Hicks
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an account of a teacher's quest to give a first-rate education to a group of seven impoverished Cincinnati girls using the powers of sisterhood and fiction.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Deborah Hicks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Hicks
ISBN: 9780520266490 0520266498
OCLC Number: 783861927
Description: xiii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: A teacher on a mission --
Childhood ghosts : Ghost Rose speaks ; Elizabeth discovers her paperback ; We're sisters! --
My life as a girl : Girl talk ; A magazine is born ; Mrs. Bush visits (but not our class) ; A Saturday at the bookstore ; Jessica finds Jesus, and Elizabeth finds love ; Blair discovers a voice --
Leavings : At sixteen ; Girlhood interrupted ; I deserve a better life ; The road out --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Deborah Hicks.

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Can one teacher truly make a difference in her students' lives when everything is working against them? Can a love for literature and learning save the most vulnerable of youth from a life of  Read more...

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"It's become a standard book and movie trope: An idealistic teacher walks into a classroom of hardened, at-risk students and strives to reach them.But the outlines of the story, while familiar, can Read more...

 
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